Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to frequently asked questions

What are the benefits of working for a temporary staffing agency?

Temporary or contract work can provide a bridge to regular full-time employment. People can try out a prospective employer and demonstrate their skills for the job. Also, for individuals who are looking to supplement their income or have a variety of work in their life, temporary or contract work is a great solution for them.

What type of work does Doherty offer?

Doherty Staffing provides a variety of opportunities.

  • Light industrial: These positions are typically temporary and temp-to-hire positions. Most entry-level positions (e.g., packaging, assembly) are long-term or day-to-day assignments. Skilled production jobs (e.g., machine operator, material handler) are usually temp-to-hire positions with a regular schedule. Read more about light industrial work here.
  • Administrative or clerical: These positions can range from temporary or temp-to-hire, to direct hire and contract positions. Administrative positions may include: administrative assistant, accounting, data entry, office manager, general office support, and more.
  • Career placements: Our Career Solutions division places candidates in engineering, management, information technology, information services, finance and accounting, design, marketing, sales, and other highly-skilled jobs. View our job board for more specific job descriptions.

How old do you have to be to apply for work?

You must be at least 16 years old to apply in Minnesota. Wisconsin residents must be 18. In Minnesota, we have limited job opportunities available for employees under age 18 due to safety regulations and legal requirements at client companies.

Are there language requirements?

Most of our jobs require that you understand directions in either English or Spanish.

Does Doherty do drug and background checks?

Some of our positions do require either a drug and/or background check. In addition, Doherty Staffing has a policy stating that some felony convictions may disqualify an applicant from becoming an employee. All convictions should be disclosed on the job application to avoid disqualification due to falsification of the application.

More questions?

Please call us at 952-835-9999 to speak with a Doherty staffing and recruiting specialist.

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